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noun en·try \ˈen-trē\

Simple Definition of entry

  • : the act of entering something

  • : the right to enter something

  • : a place for entering something

Full Definition of entry

plural entries

  1. 1 :  the right or privilege of entering :  entrée

  2. 2 :  the act of entering :  entrance

  3. 3 :  a place of entrance: as a :  vestibule, passage b :  door, gate

  4. 4 a :  the act of making or entering a record b :  something entered: as (1) :  a record or notation of an occurrence, transaction, or proceeding (2) :  a descriptive record (as in a card catalog or an index) (3) :  headword (4) :  a headword with its definition or identification (5) :  vocabulary entry

  5. 5 :  a person, thing, or group entered into something (as a contest or market) <the latest entries in the computer market> <judge the entries in the writing contest>

Examples of entry

  1. His parents tried to make his entry into school life as smooth as possible.

  2. His friends were surprised by his entry into politics.

  3. She was denied entry into the courtroom.

  4. students competing for entry into the college

Origin of entry

Middle English entre, from Anglo-French entree, from feminine of entré, past participle of entrer to enter

First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with entry

ENTRY Defined for Kids


noun en·try \ˈen-trē\

Definition of entry

plural en·tries

  1. 1 :  the act of going in :  entrance <Her entry surprised us.>

  2. 2 :  the right to go in or join <He was denied entry into the club.>

  3. 3 :  a place (as a hall or door) through which entrance is made

  4. 4 :  the act of making a written record of something <She was hired to do data entry.>

  5. 5 :  something written down as part of a list or a record <dictionary entries>

  6. 6 :  a person or thing taking part in a contest <the winning entry>

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February 12, 2016

of, relating to, or suggestive of marble

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